Subject: Project Proposal Assignment – Part 1
Part 1 (Business Case)
The Project Proposal Part 1 – Business Case is a memo that describes a proposed IT project you want to explore in our class. Your project must be complex enough to require 5 or more employees, 2-3 material items, a timeline of 6 and 12 months and a budget of $100,000 to $350,000.
Write 600 to 800 words describing the business case for your proposed project. Document the business need and the potential Return on Investment (ROI). Describe the results of your feasibility study to demonstrate that the project can be completed as proposed. Substantiate your assessment with external sources and references. Provide the business context for your project and a high level overview of the scope, major tasks, schedule, and risks and opportunities.
Answer these key questions that are critical to any successful business case:
Why – describe the value proposition – explain how the organization benefits from your project
What – describe the work (scope)
How – explain how you will do the work with enough specificity to be compelling and convince the client you know how to do it and are the best provider to select
Who, when, where – provide an outline for executing the project
Demonstrate through your description of the project that you understand the underlying project management concepts.Use critical thinking to analyze the business need and explain the problem you are trying to solve.
- Completeness – includes all information requested above
- Analysis of the project and business value (ROI)
- Evidence to support Feasibility study
- Writing Mechanics
- Illustrations/graphics – optional
- Citations/ References – use APA format citations
Content / Project scope /10
Business Need /20